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January 31, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Independence Township Committee of the Township of Independence will hold a special meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:00AM. At the Independence Township Administrative Offices, 286 B Route # 46, Great Meadows, NJ 07838. The agenda of the meeting, to the extent known will be as follows:
• Budget workshop for 2015
• Executive Session if necessary
• Any other business that may come before the committee at this time.
Formal action may be taken by the Township Committee on any item appearing on the agenda or which may be added to the agenda.

January 24, 2015

January 24 Signup Canceled

January 21 and 24, 2015

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January, 2015

Dog License Reminder

The State of New Jersey requires that all dogs be properly licensed with the municipality and that a door to a door census be performed to identify any unlicensed dogs.

Download Dog License Application (PDF format)

Licenses must be renewed by January 31st of each year. Failure to license your dog will result in additional fines and penalties.

If you own a dog that is not currently licensed, you must do so immediately. Licenses may be obtained from the Deputy Clerk, Monday thru Thursday, from the hours of 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Proof of a current rabies certificate must be valid thru October 31 of the current year and neutering/spaying papers (if applicable) must be presented at the time of licensing.

If you have any questions in reference to licensing your dog, please contact the municipal building at (908) 637-4133 ext. 1012.

Dog License Fees:  $8.00 neutered/spayed $11.00 if not neutered/spayed $5 late fee per month starting in February for each dog.

December 2, 2014


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Girl Scouts will do the annual Christmas tree Lighting

Bring an unwrapped toy and any non-perishable food item or grocery store gift certificate during the above time and join us for refreshments.

This is to help our local food bank continue their efforts in providing people in our community, who need food now, and for the upcoming holiday season.

Also a drop off box will be placed at the Independence Municipal Building, 286B Route 46, Great Meadows.

October 9, 2014


The regular monthly meeting of the Independence Municipal Utilities Authority scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014, time has been changed to 7:00 PM. As of October 22, 2014 meetings will be held at the Independence Township Municipal Building, 286B Route 46, Great Meadows, NJ at 7:00 PM. Action will be taken.

September 24, 2014

Support your local food pantry
Help is need to support the Vienna Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Local families in need.

Drop off items at the Municipal Building
8 am – 4 pm

March 14, 2014

Health Department Announces Superstorm
Sandy Health and Well-Being Assessment Survey
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February 3, 2014

JCP&L Winter Storm Response

· Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) personnel are currently responding to and restoring widely scattered outages that are occurring as a result of today’s heavy snow storm.

· Additional personnel are available and are assisting in the restoration efforts.

· JCP&L reminds customers to immediately report any downed wires. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it’s no longer carrying electricity. Also, do not try to remove tree limbs from power lines. Wait for utility crews to arrive.

· To report a downed wire or outage customers should call 1-888- LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Customers can also report outages on line at

· The latest storm information is also available via Twitter@JCP_L. and Facebook at

· JCP&L also is monitoring a second weather front that could bring some accumulation of ice late tomorrow and into Wednesday to northern New Jersey. The company has plans in place to respond to any outages caused by this severe weather.

December 12, 2013

2014 Assessed Values are located on Appraisal Systems Web page


Go to "click here for our current revaluations"

Then go to "Township of Independence"

October 8, 2013

Enhanced JCP&L Power Outage Center
New JCP&L Mobile Website and App

August 14, 2013

The Township of Independence has successfully petitioned the Warren County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation to perform a reassessment program for the 2014 tax year. The reassessment will ensure uniform and equitable assessments within the Township and account for the recent changes in the real estate market. The Township has contracted Appraisal Systems, Inc. to assist me in conducting the reassessment program.

The first step in the reassessment process is the inspection of all properties in the Township. Based upon the contract with Appraisal Systems, Inc. and sanctioned by the Warren County Tax Board, representatives from Appraisal Systems, Inc. will be making an attempt to inspect each property. The firm will be supplied with the current property record card data maintained by the assessor's office and will have this in their possession during the visit to your property. If you are home during the visit to your property, please allow the field representative to conduct a full inspection (exterior and interior) to verify the existing property record card information. If someone is not home during the visit from the Appraisal firm, the Field Inspector will only conduct an exterior inspection of the property and any improvements thereon, and compare the data on the existing property record card with what they observe to be in place at the time of the inspection. Any differences will be noted and the record card changed to reflect the present condition of the property.

Appraisal Systems, Inc. representatives will carry photo identification and their names will be registered with the Town Hall. Please do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification. You will be requested to sign the field form used by the representative to acknowledge that an interior inspection was made. Please prepare the occupants of any rental units you may own concerning the inspection to be made.

Regardless of when a property is visited during this program, the new property values will all be determined based on their estimated market value as of October 1, 2013 (the statutory date required by law). Once all properties have been valued, property owners will be notified by mail of their proposed new assessed values and given an opportunity to schedule an informal meeting with a representative of the Appraisal firm in order to review their new assessment.

Any inquiries with respect to the inspection procedure should be directed to the firm at (800) 994-1999.

Donna Re, CTA Assessor

General Announcements

Municipal Building Hours

Clerk's Office
Monday through Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Construction Office
Tuesday through Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Municipal Building will be closed on Friday.

Breakfast at the Fire House
Independence Volunteer Fire Department
Second Sunday of the Month
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Citizen Meeting
Every Thursday at 12:00 Noon
Senior Center

Warren County Library - Northeast Branch
Route 46 East, Great Meadows, New Jersey
Phone 908-813-3858
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Be a Good Neighbor - Be Bear Aware
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Township of Independence • 286 Route 46 West • Great Meadows, New Jersey 07838 • Tel 908-637-4133 • Fax 908-637-8844